CSEAS Travel Grants
CSEAS administers a travel grant program for UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students with deadlines in November and April. Small grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support recipients to undertake short-term research or to attend conferences to present scholarly papers. There is no restriction as to the level, departmental affiliation, or citizenship of the applicant. Students must be in good academic standing, and be enrolled through the entire travel period.
The maximum award for graduate students is $1,100 for overseas travel or $500 for travel in the U.S. The maximum award for undergraduates is $500. Grant awards are made based on the scholarly merit of the applications.
An application should include a brief (one-page) proposal and a budget. The proposal should describe the project and its relevance to the applicant’s program of study. Proposals to present papers at academic conferences should provide information about the conference and an abstract of the applicant’s presentation. A second page of the application should outline the budget including the total costs of the project and indicate if the applicant has any other funding. Letters of recommendation are not required. Graduate students should provide their name and e-mail address, department and advisor, date of entry into the graduate program and candidacy status and the topic and status of dissertation research. The application must be signed by the student’s faculty chair. Undergraduates should provide their name and e-mail address, major (if declared) and expected graduation date. The application must be signed by the Undergraduate Major Advisor, or, if undeclared, by the L&S Undergraduate Advisor. Applications can be submitted either by e-mail in PDF format or as a hard copy.
APRIL 2022 update - this CSEAS grants program remains suspended until the university's COVID19-related travel restrictions are lifted.